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A new day

The last week has been remarkably stressful, but thank goodness it's Thursday! Ty's been really good to me this week, and especially last night (well, he's always very good to me, but was really sweet last night). We destressed for awhile by playing a video game he bought for his son while he was out here. It's called "Sea Life Safari" and is VERY fun (not just for 4-year-olds!). You're an underwater diver and have to take pictures of the different sea creatures that you find. Points are awarded based on the "quality" of the pictures you take. We successfully made it from the Coral Reef to the Ship Graveyard, and moved on to an underwater city! Tys is MUCH better at it than I am, but it was still really fun.

Later in the evening Ty got me another game, "Interpol: The Trail of Doctor Chaos." This game is awesome! It's like an interactive "I Spy" game, which kept me occupied for a good hour and a half (ok, we both played for about an hour and a half lol) until it was time for me to go home. At any rate, if you've got an Xbox 360 and about 800 gamer points lying around, I highly recommend these games. My brain shut off for a couple of hours (until there was a soup fiasco...), and all the stress that's built up inside of me for the past few weeks is gone, and I feel 20 pounds lighter in the head.

By now you know that my favorite musician is Peter Bradley Adams. His music keeps me going through days and nights that never seem to end, when I'm so stressed that I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel to keep going. Listening to his new album, Leavetaking, calms me down the way that only yoga and Tyson can. (I even got brave and wrote a "thank you for your music" email to PBA, and was floored when I got a response back from his personal email! That made my freaking year!) I've been wanting to paint something to go along with his song "Keep Us", but so far haven't had the time. I told Tyson that I'd been dying to paint again, but didn't have any room in my apartment do set up my easel, and my sweet man cleared a spot out in a corner of his apartment for me.

My problem now is that I haven't painted or really drawn anything in so long other than doodles that I've begun to doubt my ability, and I'm afraid of what will appear on the page or the canvas. Fear is a silly thing to stop me, I know, but it has. So embracing the new year, I've decided to stop letting fear conquer me, and step "cautiously into the dark" so I can move forward. I still don't know what I want to paint or draw, and I'm lacking inspriation, but I've taken comfort in my doodles again. (This isn't even close to being finshed, but it's nice to just doodle)

When I got to work this morning, I got out of the car and looked at the sky. Instantly, the words from Jeremy Kay's song "I'm Alive" came to mind, and I knew that it was going to be a good day.

I had a dream the sky was set on fire
and a thousand different colours falling down
in my dream I was so inspired
I think it means a change is coming round

I could see it all so very clear
looking through the bright eyes of a child
Though the storm was raging all around
I could only see the other side

for a while
I don't care what comes tomorrow
I'm alive
and that's all I need today

When I awoke the colors began to fade
like a rainbow disappearing before my eyes
but somehow the inspiration still remains
I think it means a new day has arrived

for a while
I don't care what comes tomorrow
I'm alive
and that's all I need today

3 Responses so far.

  1. Ann says:

    I am so glad Ty is so great to you :)

  2. Chani says:

    Me too! :) He's perfect :)

  3. jerolyn says:

    Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog, that's cool that I can read yours too, I didn't know you had one(I only started one because Annie and Natalie bugged me into it!). Anyways, you'll be hearing from me more often! Hopefully(I try to to comment on other blog).
    Hope all is great with you!


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